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She is Ready, God

Ushering the last of the condolences out,
she turns and slowly shuffles her way back
down the grayed barren, institutional halls –
a shock of white hair bent over metal legs. 312 more words


Forgiveness vs Forgetfulness

During my almost 30 years of working in long- term health care, I have encountered residents from every possible walk of life. Rich, poor, black, white, red and mixed race;  from the trailer park to Fifth Avenue, with personalities ranging from “precious” to extremely violent.   957 more words

Dementia 101

You've got to meet face-to-face

It’s not enough to text or email. It’s not even enough to telephone. It’s face-to-face encounters that show the beneficial impact of reducing depression in the elderly. 81 more words

Now There's A Thought...

How Seniors Can Escape From The Almost Dead Zone

The popularity of TV’s “Walking Dead” brings to mind that perhaps all the fake make-up to create the shocking, post-deceased zombie images wasn’t necessary. The producers could’ve visited any nursing home or senior center and hired residents there who always sit blankly in the hallways or endlessly stare at the TV. 480 more words

Exercise and the Elderly

It’s been stated that working out throughout your life, one’s more likely to live longer and be healthier when older. However, what if you want to exercise when you’re older? 99 more words


Elderly Woman in Nepal

A few nice windows security images I found:
Elderly Woman in Nepal

Image by United Nations Photo
A woman at her window in a Nepalese village. 22 more words